I am wanting to drive our family from SLC to Salem Oregon in March or April of this year. I am not familiar with the drive and want to know if there are mountain ranges that I will have to drive through to get there. Not a big fan of the possibility of driving in snow and needing chains. What's the safest less mountainous route?
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There is not a way to avoid mountains when driving from Salt Lake City to Salem. If you go in April there is a good chance that you won't hit snow through some of the passes. I would stick with the freeways they plow these more frequently then the two lane highways.